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Dirk's 2014 Greeting of Gratitude: Building an Ecological Civilization

Jan
23
Jan
23

By Dirk Brinkman, CEO and Co-Founder Brinkman Group

It is with great gratitude for the incredible individuals with which I am privileged to work, that I awoke into the first workday of 2014. By virtue of your incredible capacity, dedication, integrity and commitment, the Brinkman Group has lead local sustainable solutions over 40 some years.

No Man is an Island: Faraz Khodabandeh Remembered

Jan
21
Jan
21

By Erik Brinkman

We gathered en mass on November 19th 2013 at East and West parallel memorials, to celebrate the life of Faraz Khodabandeh. Hundreds of souls who had been touched by the inimitable energy of a rare modern renaissance man shared stories, photos and memories. This knee-buckling slideshow, Faraz Khodabandeh 1984-2013, made up of a mosaic of photos and quotes submitted by his innumerable friends and loving family was viewed at the events. Man was he ever photogenic. 

 

Brinkman Planter Rescues Wife from Cougar: Full Story and Interview

Jan
13
Jan
13

By Baba Brinkman

“The man wasn’t going to let the cougar have the woman without a fight.” This isn’t from an Ernest Hemingway short story and it isn’t a passage from Clan of the Cave Bear.

Seven Ravens and a Life of Planting Trees: From Nanaimo Lakes to Kenya

Jan
12
Jan
12

By Michael Nickels

Four days later we met Dirk at a camp just outside of Cassidy near Nanaimo Lakes. The following morning he took Pat and I to the clearcut block and said, "So I know you've never planted before, so here is how it is done. Follow me, pay attention and keep up!" We followed as Dirk went into Ninja-mode slicing his way like the Tasmanian Devil through bush and slash, wildly flailing his mattock.

 

A Smile is Greater than the Sum of its Teeth: Planting to Pay the Dentist

Jan
11
Jan
11

By Leah Scheitel

“Love is when you’re missing some of your teeth, but you’re not afraid to smile, because you know your friends will love you even though some of you is missing.” -Emma K. Age 6

 

Salute to Lisa Houle: A Forest Safety Ambassador

Jan
10
Jan
10

By Timo Scheiber

Many of Lisa’s positions with Brinkman were created just for her, to make sure we got the best from her considerable skills at any given time. So, as many of us have, she grew in her career with the company and took on new challenges and greater responsibility. 

Lee Maxwell Retires: A Collection of Appreciation

Jan
9
Jan
9

By Erik Brinkman

Whatever the job, Lee was up to the challenge, Brinkman was expanding, and had work enough for her talents, She was sent to the field to avert disasters, Serious, stressful situations, punctuated by bursts of laughter, She was sent to Northern Alberta to recruit planters,She was sent to audit supervisors' books and improve standards. Some people lead with their guts, and act on intuition, So Lee was tough, but friendly, the smiling inquisition, She made sure the numbers reconciled and made sense, While my dad continued his world domination plans

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